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Kent County Sheriff’s deputies arrest Cutlerville arson suspect

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect in four arsons in the Cutlerville area has been arrested.

Sergeant Joel Roon tells FOX 17 the suspect was taken into custody late Friday afternoon. “Following up on a media tip appears to have (cracked the case).”

The fires were set at locations on South Division Avenue between 68th Street and 76th Street starting at 7:24 a.m. Friday. Division is the dividing line between Gaines and Byron townships.

A boat was set afire at Cutlerville Small Engine & Marine at 6972 Division Ave. South, a modular home at Preferred Mobile Homes at 6150 Division Ave. South, a recreational vehicle at Veurink's RV Center at 7144 Division Ave. South, and a pickup truck at Big Ray's Express Lube at 6364 Division Ave. South. That last blaze spread to another nearby vehicle. Both were complete losses.

The sheriff's office says the suspect is a white male with short hair, a maroon jacket, dark pants and a blue backpack. Surveillance pictures have been released and are shown above.

There were no injuries.

The incidents remain under investigation by the Kent County Sheriff's Office. Anybody with any information is being asked to call Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345.

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